Since 1929, Ohio’s Akron Civic Theatre has continually provided substantial entertainment options for the people of Akron and the surrounding areas for over 75 years and running. The atmospheric theater is one of only five still in existence in the US, and it’s culturally rich presence remains similar to that of a 1920’s movie palace.
The Italian Renaissance architectural traits are instrumental in the auditorium’s sophisticated appeal, with a painted domed ceiling resembling twilight, Mediterranean décor, and an elaborate stage showcasing the recently restored proscenium arch.
With well over 20 million spent in stabilization of the original structure, the recently expanded and modernized facility combines the auditorium’s vintage style with contemporary amenities. After the notable sixteen month restoration project, the Akron Theater re-opened in 2012, continuing its legacy through theatrical presentations and providing world class entertainment at the original 182 South Main Street Location.